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Saturday Notables


Saturday, May 16, 6:05 PM – Memphis Redbirds (18-15) vs. Reno Aces (14-21)

  • The night’s line-up is as follows:

    1. Jon Jay – CF
    2. Casey Rowlett – 2B
    3. Brett Wallace – 3B
    4. Allen Craig – LF
    5. Javier Brito – 1B
    6. Mark Shorey – RF
    7. Brandon Yarbrough – C
    8. Donovan Solano – SS
    9. P.J. Walters – P

  • A lot has changed in the Redbirds line-up over the past 15 days, losing Tyler Greene, Brad Thompson, Shane Robinson and Nick Stavinoha to St. Louis. Also Jarrett Hoffpauir, Joe Mather and David Freese were placed on the DL. What you see above is a new flock of ‘Birds to cheer for.
  • Brett Wallace, the Cardinals number one draft pick of 2008, transferred from Springfield today and lands in the three-spot for his Triple-A debut.
  • The ‘Birds are 7-2 in series openers this season. The Reno Aces make their debut at AZP.

Tuesday Notables


Tuesday, April 21, 7:05 PM – Memphis Redbirds (7-4) vs. Nashville Sounds (7-5)

  • Tonight’s Line-Up is as follows:1. Shane Robinson – CF
    2. Tyler Greene – SS
    3. Nick Stavinoha – 1B
    4. David Freese – 3B
    5. Jon Jay – LF
    6. Joe Mather – RF
    7. Jarrett Hoffpauir – 2B
    8. Bryan Anderson – C
    9. Adam Ottavino – P
  • The
    four-game series with the Sounds marks the first division match-up of
    2009. The Sounds are tied for third in the division, .5 games back from
    the ‘Birds in second.
  • Nashville is on a four-game win streak
    and bring Mat Gamel, who ranks 3rd in the PCL in batting average
    (.439), RBI (15) and OBP (.510), to AZP.
  • The ‘Birds posted a 10-6 record against Nashville last season. 4-4 at AZP.
  • Did
    I mention that MLB all-time saves leader Trevor Hoffman will be
    pitching in his 12th career start tonight? His 1,023rd game as a pro.
    He is expected to pitch in relief later in the series.

What Came of the OKC Road Trip (4/17-20)

  • Compared to the ‘Birds last meeting with the ‘Hawks, Memphis’ run average went from 2.33 to 3.25, but still the team struggled at the plate, averaging 6.5 hits per game. To be fair though, going into the series OKC had the best collective ERA of PCL teams with 2.83.
  • New Redbirds pitchers debuted. Brad Thompson got a W, while Josh Kinney struggled in his .2 innings. Maekawa shook off the woes of his first start with a scoreless four innings.
  • Shane Robinson’s eight-game hit streak was concluded on Monday night.
  • OF Brian Barton was traded to the Braves for reliever Blaine Boyer. Boyer went to STL, sending David Freese to Memphis.

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Friday Notables


Friday, April 10, 7:05 PM – Memphis Redbirds (1-0) vs. Oklahoma City RedHawks (0-1)

  • The Opening Day Line-Up is as follows:

    1. Shane Robinson – CF
    2. Tyler Greene – SS
    3. Jon Jay – LF
    4. Joe Mather – RF
    5. Nick Stavinoha – 1B
    6. Allen Craig – 3B
    7. Brian Barton – DH
    8. Jarrett Hoffpauir – 2B
    9. Matt Pagnozzi – C
    P – Adam Ottavino

  • The only difference in the line-up tonight is Matt Pagnozzi at catcher, replacing Bryan Anderson who went 1-for-3 with a score in Thursday’s game.
  • Starting pitchers Adam Ottavino (MEM) and Neftali Feliz (OKC) will make their Triple-A debuts tonight.
  • The last time the Redbirds started the season 2-0 was in 2005, winning the series versus Oklahoma 3-1.

Opening Day Notables


Thursday, April 9, 7:05 PM – Memphis Redbirds vs. Oklahoma City RedHawks

  • The Opening Day Line-Up is as follows:

    1. Shane Robinson – CF
    2. Tyler Greene – SS
    3. Jon Jay – LF
    4. Joe Mather – RF
    5. Nick Stavinoha – 1B
    6. Allen Craig – 3B
    7. Brian Barton – DH
    8. Jarrett Hoffpauir – 2B
    9. Bryan Anderson – C
    P – Mitchell Boggs

  • The Redbirds have a 4-7 Opening Day record.
  • The ‘Birds are 4-3 when hosting Opening Day in Memphis (3-3 at AZP).
  • The past four openers have been against Oklahoma City, the ‘Hawks have won the previous three.
  • The Redbirds last win on Opening Day was in 2005 (1-0 win vs. OKC).
  • Mather went two-for-four on Opening Day last season with a double, triple and one run.
  • Hoffpauir went two-for-three in last season’s Home Opener, scoring one run.
  • The ‘Birds landed a 9-7 record versus Oklahoma City in 2008, 5-3 at home.
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